The Denver Nuggets (2-2) host the Los Angeles Lakers (0-3) at Ball Arena, beginning at 10:00 PM ET on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. The Lakers are 5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under for the matchup is 230.5 points.
Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with bookmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -198 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +167 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 230.5 points.
Nuggets vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Denver, Colorado
- Arena: Ball Arena
Nuggets vs. Lakers Betting Trends
The Nuggets were 37-45-0 against the spread last year. Denver won 66% of the games last season in which it was the moneyline favorite (35-18). Out of 82 Nuggets games last season, 46 hit the over.
The Lakers’ record against the spread last year was 36-46-0. Los Angeles won 10, or 25.6%, of the 39 games it played as underdogs last season. There were 47 Lakers games (out of 82) that went over the total last season.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Nuggets vs. Lakers Injury Report
Nuggets: Michael Porter: Out (Back), Jeff Green: Probable (Finger), Collin Gillespie: Out (Lower Leg)
Lakers: Russell Westbrook: Out (Hamstring), LeBron James: Probable (Foot), Anthony Davis: Probable (Back), Cole Swider: Out (Foot), Thomas Bryant: Out (Thumb), Dennis Schroder: Out (Thumb)
What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets
With 112.7 points scored per game and 110.4 points allowed last season, Denver was 10th in the NBA on offense and 14th on defense. The Nuggets posted 114.8 points per game last season when playing at home, which was 4.1 more points than they averaged away from home (110.7).
Beyond the arc, Denver was 13th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (12.7) last season. It was 16th in 3-point percentage at 35.3%. Last year, the Nuggets took 41.6% of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 58.4% from inside it. In terms of makes, 30.4% of the Nuggets’ baskets were 3-pointers, and 69.6% were 2-pointers.
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles ranked 11th in the NBA with 112.1 points per contest last season, but on defense it lagged behind, ceding 115.1 points per game (fourth-worst in league). At home, the Lakers scored 112.4 points per game last season. Away, they scored 111.8.
With 12 three-pointers per game, Los Angeles was 18th in the NBA. It had a 34.7% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranked 22nd in the league. The Lakers took 61.2% two-pointers and 38.8% from three-point land last season. Of the team’s buckets, 71.2% were two-pointers and 28.8% were three-pointers.
Nuggets vs. Lakers Predictions and Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Nuggets, and we project that Nuggets will cover the spread (Nuggets -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 230.5 points.
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